Pronunciation: (kun-dōn'), [key]
—v.t., -doned, -don•ing.
1. to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like).
2. to give tacit approval to: By his silence, he seemed to condone their behavior.
3. to pardon or forgive (an offense); excuse.
4. to cause the condonation of.
5. Law.to forgive or act so as to imply forgiveness of (a violation of the marriage vow).
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